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Learning and Development Manager M&D Care Ltd
Location: Llangennech
Full Time

This is a newly created role with a strong emphasis on delivery. We are looking for a Learning and Development Manager who will share our passion for delivering quality aspirational learning opportunities and enable our employees to advance their skills and knowledge within the Health/Social Care sector.

About M&D Care

M&D Care are an established family-oriented business, which is run by a passionate team of professionals who deliver specialist, complex and bespoke care services throughout South West Wales for people with Learning Disability, Physical Disability and Mental Health needs. We believe that everyone should be given the opportunity to succeed and to achieve their goals and aspirations in life however big or small these may be.

Our employees are a diverse, inclusive and a talented team of individuals, striving to make a difference through their everyday work. Working for M&D Care means you’ll get the opportunity to work with amazing people and help to enhance and fulfil the lives of the people we support.

We are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We welcome applications from everyone and actively seek a diverse range of applicants. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect.

To develop and manage a comprehensive training programme which meets the needs of the organisation, ensuring all staff are up to date with their required training and delivered through classroom and on-line learning sessions.
Managing and developing policies for implementing specialist training programs for new and current staff, providing on-going support and reviewing effectiveness of deliverables.
Ensuring the provision of a learning environment by participating in the development and implementation of a strategic Learning and Development Plan.
Responsible for the implementation and maintenance of the professional accreditation for training status of M&D Care and responsible for the renewal of professional training accreditation.
Leading on developing, a long-term plan to address M&D Care training gaps through existing training pathways.
Responsible for the day-to-day management and mentoring of all the training staff.
The role will actively participate in regular audits, surveys, and training needs analysis. The post holder will update programme records, with collated information. They will ensure that selection, planning, execution, reporting and follow-up is completed in a timely manner to allow programmes to develop and maintain the highest of standards.
Maintaining, sustaining and developing effective communication channels and collaborative working relationships with external training providers.
Reporting on the budgetary requirements of training to senior management, ensuring a balanced budget and contributes to cost improvement targets.
Fostering a culture of engagement throughout all learning and development practices.
Delivering a wide range of specialist learning opportunities, supporting new staff at induction through to refreshing the knowledge and skills of existing staff.
To be aware at all times of the importance of maintaining confidentiality and security of information gained during the course of their duties.
The Person
Strong interpersonal and communication skills are essential to build robust working relationships.
Passionate about helping people learn and grow.
Able to motivate and inspire learners to achieve and develop their knowledge and skills.
Excellent training delivery and presentation skills, and good working knowledge of evaluation techniques to aid in programme improvement and personal development.
Desirable a minimum 2 years’ continuous employment in support or care roles in health/social care or education.
Adult/workplace trainer or teacher qualification to level 3 (or above) or equivalent experience.
Experience in developing strategic plans for long term improvement.
Desirable knowledge of training pathways within the Health/Social Care sector.
Ability to adapt to new and updated software packages, e.g., document control, Adobe Connect, LMS.
Demonstrates effective management skills with the ability to inspire, motivate and engage others.
Desirable, experience of the QCF system and Social care registration.
Experience in designing e-learning courses and delivering innovative, effective, training programs.
The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.
Job Benefits
A progressive caring service which truly works towards developing your potential
Modern offices and services
We’ll support you every step of the way, providing training as well as the opportunity to progress your career
33 days annual leave including bank holidays
Pension contribution
Cost of compulsory Social Care Wales registration fee paid by M&D Care
Employee Health & Wellbeing Scheme (for staff with >1yr service)

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